This Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast with Cranberry Sauce is the perfect easy and delicious dish for your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. The turkey breast cooks up tender and juicy, and the cranberry sauce gives it a festive and fun flavor. Add this recipe to your list of Easy Crock Pot Recipes.
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Easy Crock Pot Turkey Breast
Thanksgiving and Christmas are fast approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about what you’re going to make for your holiday feast. If the thought of cooking a turkey makes you break out in a cold sweat, never fear! This crock pot turkey breast recipe is easy, stress-free, and guaranteed to please even the pickiest eaters. So why not give it a try this year and see for yourself?
Ingredients for Crock Pot Turkey Breast
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- 3-4 lb boneless turkey breast
- 16 oz can jellied cranberry sauce
- 1 cup orange juice
- 1 pouch dry onion soup mix
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What kind of turkey breast do you use for this recipe?
For this recipe you need a 3-4 pound boneless turkey breast. I recommend getting a fresh boneless turkey breast delivered to your door from Perdue Farms.
Can you put raw turkey in a crock pot?
You do not have to cook the turkey breast before putting it in the slow cooker. You can put the raw turkey breast directly into your large slow cooker. Then, add the other ingredients. The turkey breast will be fully cooked through and completely tender and juicy when you serve it.
How long does it take to cook the turkey breast in the crock pot?
Whisk all ingredients except the turkey breast together in a large mixing bowl until they are well combined to look like a marinade to pour over the turkey. Pour the cranberry sauce mixture over the turkey breast in the slow cooker. Set the slow cooker to low and cook for seven hours.
What kind of cranberry sauce do you use for this recipe?
I use a canned jellied style cranberry sauce for this recipe. You will need to chop it up a bit in the bowl before you begin whisking it together with the other ingredients to make sure it gets smooth.
Do you have to cook the cranberry sauce before putting it in the crock pot?
You do not need to cook the cranberry sauce. It will actually cook in the slow cooker with your turkey. You can simply open the can and dump the jellied cranberry sauce in the bowl for mixing with the other ingredients.
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What else can you cook with crock pot turkey breast?
If you don’t mind your vegetables tasting of cranberry sauce, you can also include things like carrots, onions, and potatoes with your turkey breast as long as you have room in your crock pot. To include the vegetables you will want to use an extra large 10 quart crock pot.
What do you serve with crock pot turkey breast?
This delicious crock pot turkey breast is perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner and will go well with all of the traditional holiday side dishes like the yummy thanksgiving corn recipes.
Cooking a turkey can be an intimidating task, especially if you’ve never done it before. But there’s no need to worry! This crock pot turkey breast recipe is easy to follow and produces a delicious, juicy turkey that your whole family will enjoy. So why not give it a try this Thanksgiving or Christmas?